Staff Blogs

Merton Voluntary Service Council works to support and inspire the voluntary and community sector in Merton.

Read our staff blogs to learn more about their work.

Ray's picture Spotlight on Jigsaw4u: The Missing Piece
3 Feb 2016 - 12:07
Did you know Jigsaw4u is a local charity working to support children and young people through trauma, loss and bereavement?
Clara Jones's picture Healthwatch Merton welcomes new Community Navigator
25 Jan 2016 - 16:39
Meet Clara Jones, Healthwatch Merton's new Community Navigator!
Ray's picture Guest blog: Generous businesses helped raise a staggering £782 to support MertonVision
25 Jan 2016 - 11:12
We hear from guest blogger, Caroline Cook, from Merton Chamber of Commerce about the generous businesses in Merton.
ErinCowhigCroft's picture Healthwatch Merton introduces new Information and Outreach Officer
11 Jan 2016 - 13:45
Hello! My name is Erin Cowhig Croft; at the end of December Healthwatch Merton welcomed me as their new Information and Outreach Officer, as we wished Jade Fairfax the best of luck with her move to a new role at another health charity.
The London Living Wage. Can it enhance the quality work from your staff?
11 Jan 2016 - 12:35
We acknowledge that the funding landscape is very challenging at the moment, however we would urge organisations to consider adopting or work towards adopting the London Living Wage wherever possible, in particular when applying for funding for new projects.
We are now live!
21 Dec 2015 - 12:16
I’m so pleased to announce our donation page is now live. The page has been set up to help us improve a young person’s life by raising money to go towards activities.
Young people sign up to do good for their community!
11 Dec 2015 - 12:52
Find out what Gemma has been up to and how the Youth Action team have been working hard to recruit befrienders for their young befrienders project!
Beau Fadahunsi's picture Trustee Beware, Maintain Your Reserves
19 Oct 2015 - 11:51
As a Trustee, should your Charity not have sufficient funds to meet its financial obligations and your organisation becomes insolvent, you could be deemed to have acted negligently and thus be held personally liable for the Charity’s debts. Get advice from Beau on how to avoid this!
Beau Fadahunsi's picture Inspired, enthused and ready to take on new technology!
12 Oct 2015 - 13:53
As somebody who has not only been a Luddite, but also a sceptic when it comes to social media, I came away from the Impact Aloud conference, hosted by Superhighways, converted and inspired.
Ray's picture Getting involved in the community can make a real difference to people’s lives
25 Aug 2015 - 10:30
More and more businesses are going the extra mile and getting involved in their community…and the stats prove it!
7 ways the government’s making tax simpler for charities
25 Aug 2015 - 10:06
The government is making it easier for charities to make the most of tax reliefs, so that more money can go to good causes.
Meet our Fayre and Square volunteers
11 Aug 2015 - 14:12
Hopefully many of you will know of Fayre & Square on the Upper Mall of Wimbledon’s Centre Court. If you haven’t visited yet, then don’t delay – you are missing out!
Ray's picture Merton Means Business: Geeks Ltd in the Community
5 Aug 2015 - 10:05
Three years ago I was invited to meet Somayeh from Geeks Ltd, one of the fastest growing software development companies based in Morden, to discuss her passion for supporting the local community. It’s fabulous to see that, three years on, Geeks are not only one of Merton’s fastest growing businesses but also one of it’s most giving businesses too!
Community on the Green a great success
3 Aug 2015 - 11:47
Our Community on the Green event held on 29 July was a great success. We were delighted to welcome lots of local people who wanted to learn more about our work and celebrate Cricket Green.
becyusuf's picture Motivated by Chris Frost, Bec takes on another gruelling challenge to raise money for Merton!
27 Jul 2015 - 12:10
When the opportunity to enter the RideLondon AGAIN became available, it didn't take Bec long to accept.